The team at FirstLink has always supported us from inception with our initial company registration providing practical and knowledgeable advice to guide us during the startup process. Fast forward to present – They provide us with both accounting and business advisory services. We feel comfortable and at peace knowing that we can call on Richard and his team at any time day or night to deal with any complex accounting, legal, human resource or business challenge that we’re going through.”
The number of active job seekers in the market has been rising. Each year there are new entrants from secondary school and university graduates as well as recently retrench workers added to the mix. While there is no shortage of labour, these occurrences make the process of hiring a new employee a difficult decision. The surplus of excess labour makes finding the right employee quite an overwhelming task. To find the “best fit” candidate a business must consider not only their educational background and experience but also whether or not the candidate will be the right fit for its existing company culture. Too many small businesses neglect these points to disastrous effects. Start-ups and SMBs are faced with considerable hiring challenges such as finding qualified applicants, offering competitive salary, lack of employment benefits and training which lead to high turnover and costly recruitment and retraining costs.
What's the Recruitment Solution?
Finding the right person for the right role is one of the most crucial decisions any StartUp or SMB can make. That’s why we exist at FirstLink, to make your life easier so you can concentrate on your core business, whatever that may be. Our team of Recruitment consultants are ready and willing to take time to understand your unique job requirements and design a tailor-made and scalable solution around it. This includes:
Job Description Design
We create a position description of the roles, responsibilities, key skills, education, and experience required for the vacancy.
Job Vacancy Posting
We advertising your vacancy using several mediums such as our internal database, Caribbeanjobs.com and social media to attract a wide pool of qualified candidates.
We screen, filter, and assess all resumes submitted by candidates utilising best practice tools.
We conduct first interviews with suitable candidates that meet the requirements of the job description leading to the creation of a short list of candidates.
We utilise our strategic partnerships to evaluate candidates with both psychometric assessments and skill testing
We conduct 2nd round of interviews with both the employer and top prospective candidates from first round interviews.
Background & Reference Checks
We conduct a series of background and reference checks such as criminal history, education verification, drug testing, and credit checks (as applicable).
Employee Inducting & Onboarding
We create a letter of offer for the successful candidate and negotiate the terms and conditions of the employment agreement.
Post Recruitment Follow-Up
We implement a post placement follow up with both the candidate and employer.
Need our help for your Business?
Why Recruitment Outsourcing
We’re sure you didn’t start your business to become a Recruitment Consultant. And that’s exactly why your business should explore outsourcing these functions. Our recruitment and selection solution provides the following benefits:
Improved Candidate Quality
We utilise both an internal database as well as third party job sites such as caribbeanjobs.com to source and compile qualified candidates to meet your job vacancy requirements.
Reduced Time to Hire
A peaceful industrial relations environment does more than simply save you money. If fosters positive vibes between management and employees as they believe that their interest coincides resulting in improved employee morale and productivity.
We offer free replacement services where selected candidates are terminated or resign from the organisation within 3 months of the date of hire ensuring the risk to your organisation is minimised.
For us, what distinguishes FirstLink from the many accountants we’ve dealt with in the past is their adoption of modern technology to reduce the tedious and administrative processes and their focus on providing clients with not only accounting services but value added advisory and consulting services. As business owners, we’re not necessarily savvy in finance or legal, however, we can always depend on FirstLink for any issue we are facing. We feel like the relationship with FirstLink is more partners for life as oppose to just a client – accountant relationship.
The team at FirstLink introduced our business to Xero accounting. It has given us a lot more control over our financial information and for non-accountants; it is extremely easy to use. The Xero Mobile App easily allows us to send invoices to our customers on the go and tracks when the invoices have been viewed by them. I would definitely recommend Xero and FirstLink to anyone looking to implement cloud software to gain real time financial information to improve their business.
Running a business can be a nightmare. Whatever can go wrong will go wrong. However, Richard, Aaron and the team at FirstLink have always been and continue to stay right by my side to provide their professional guidance and advice for every obstacle that we’re faced with. It’s a comprehensive service which is both personal and supportive of my business requirements whether its accounting, tax, human resource or industrial relations disputes.
Richard’s support and professionalism are a pillar of reliability and dependability. We trust totally his guidance and know all is confidential. Any company that he is part of has our complete support. It is without hesitation that I endorse him and FirstLink to anyone seeking professional and honest business advisory support whether accounting, human resource or legal.